Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fitting In...Kinda feels like High School all over again...


New cubicle, new boss, new coffee maker, new co-workers, new clothes, new everything...Damn it's been hard adjusting to the new job. I have to wake up earlier, drive a lil farther, have to know alot more than my last job, and have to fit into the daily rush of the office. On top of it I got so sick from the Palm Sunday fiasco and had to call out sick when I had no sick days yet to use. BUT the company let me take the day, thank God. I called my boss in a delirious panic because I literally couldn't go 5 minutes away from the bathroom and my vision was blurred. She heard me say 2 words and said don't come in, it's okay I wouldn't be fired. Whew....They have heart and care, which is a big plus.

The issues I've been having is that the girl training me has only been in every other day so I have ALOT of spare time and you can only go over your notes so many times. I know all that will change once I learn the job more but the waiting & being sick was driving me a lil stir crazy. You can only drink so many Red Bulls and so many cups of coffee to keep yourself awake. Yeah know?


But I am grateful, ever so grateful for the job and like anything new there is that adjustment period. I've noticed a few things that have been a lil weird. I'm the only brunette in the department of 3 blondes. I'm also the tallest one in the department at 5'5". Where I sit is parallel to the boss so she'll turn to tell the other ladies across from her things and then forget I'm there so she'll have to repeat it because there is a wall between us. She told me she has to get used to someone sitting there. I sorta feel like the new girl in high school. Everyone wants to know things about me but I don't know any of the lil stories & gossip so I'm the odd one out. For now...

All this new has made me so incredibly nervous that I think I stuttered the whole first 2 weeks. Today tho in my new leaf it was alot better. Maybe I got enough sleep or something or finally people are starting to get used to the new duck. I feel more comfortable doing the tasks asked of me and the conversations are flowing. Adjusting is hard...very hard.

I have to get back to work now but I'll be back later!

14 comments:

adi said...

Thank you so much for writing this sort of post! I'm starting a new job tomorrow, my first grown-up job, and it helps with the nervousness to read about someone going through a similar thing. I really admire your upbeat attitude!

Kindros said...

"new co-workers, no clothes, new everything" What kind of workplace is this? lol. :D

On a serious note, it's all about learning the culture. I'm happy you are getting use to it. :)

Chessa! said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. SOmetimes I feel like so much of life is a bit of a rerun of high school...we're supposed to be smarter and more experienced but not everyone catches up (just like high school).

soon you'll feel right at home at your new job. x

Little Ms Blogger said...

Sometimes it's great to be the new kid on the block - you don't get caught up in all the drama.

When I become employed again, it'll be weird to work in an office. Before I got laid off, I worked from home for 4 years.

It sounds like this will be the start of a great job.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ahhh that was totally a typo! I can wear clothes at my job!! lol!! =P

Cadan Henry said...

are cubicles really different from one another?

C

Krystal said...

Ohhh I am feeling for you! I'm going to be starting a new job soon...ughhh I don't want to feel like this!

Chrissy said...

Haha, cute typo!
I am glad to hear you are feeling better and are adjusting to the new job!
I know how that feels...but, in no time you won't be the new one anymore!
Hang in there, you are doing great!

Hugs xxx

Barry said...

You'll have things down in no time Mel. I'm so happy for you about this new job, I think it'll be a great experience. And I'm proud of you for bouncing back on your feet so quickly. In fact you never really let yourself get knocked down. :)

xx

Jennifer said...

Aw! I'm glad you are enjoying something new, even if it is rough at first.

I really don't like new things, but I always remind myself once the first days of adjustment are over, it'll be fine. :)

Katy Mary said...

Aww I know the feeling, being new sucks but hang in thre and it will get easier!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Haha you're making me nervous just reading about all this. :P

I'm sorry it has been a little bit of a struggle so far, but it looks like you will fit in very quickly. I wish you all the best! xoxo

tess said...

I think it's natural to feel a little out of the loop so don't be worried. You will adjust to the new environment soon enough. It sounds like this job is more challenging and therefore exciting for you.

Bathwater said...

I hate being in a small office. There is only three in my office. I'm always the odd man out.

Glad you are getting along. Standing out a bit is good.

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